Friday, April 29, 2011

Parents: add this to today's to-do list

If your child needs health insurance and you plan to enroll them in an individual health care plan, tomorrow's your deadline.

The Office of the Insurance Commissioner is reminding parents that, thanks to federal health care reform, insurance companies can no longer deny coverage children with pre-existing conditions. What they can do, however, is have a designated open enrollment period. And that period ends tomorrow.

So if your child isn't covered under an employer-provided plan and needs insurance, you need to enroll them now or wait until the next open enrollment period begins in September.